Category Archives: Pirates

USS Nicholas Captures Pirates in Indian Ocean

And I say, “What the hootin-hey is going on in the Indian Ocean?!” The USS Nicholas is the same ship that visited Mauritius along with the HSV SWIFT in February.  I was fortunate enough to get to tour the HSV … Continue reading

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My Gift of Slightly Used Band-Aids

A few years ago, if someone would have told me that I would someday be living and working in an island country that I had never heard of before actually moving there, I would have said, “uh-huh.  Sure I will.”  … Continue reading

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Something salty this way comes

Shopping for groceries on this island is really an entertaining experience.  In Mauritius what you buy one week, may or may not be on the store shelves the next week.  It all depends on what ships make it past the pirates, … Continue reading

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PART I – Me, the Drunk Sailor and the Rastafarian

You have got to be kidding me.  What great cosmic karma fault did I commit to have what seems like multiple lifetimes of sheer chaos dumped on me all at once? For over two months I waited patiently. For over … Continue reading

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Overboard?

My aunt in Texas dared to tell little-miss-worry-me that the ship carrying our container of goods from America would arrive safe and sound with the tiny exception that our container would happen to fall overboard.  Well, perhaps it has. On … Continue reading

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